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Election candidates encouraged to find out more about Council

Publish Date 15/06/2021

Anyone thinking of nominating for the 2021 local government election in Port Stephens is encouraged to find out more about what’s involved in representing the community at an upcoming information night.

Port Stephens Council is hosting a Candidate Information Session from 5:30pm Tuesday 6 July to help prospective candidates find out what it’s like to serve on council.

Port Stephens Council’s General Manager and host for the evening, Wayne Wallis, says it’s a great opportunity for prospective candidates to ask questions.

“This session is all about helping anyone thinking of nominating for council to understand more about who we are and what we do,” Mr Wallis said.

“Our Mayor and Councillors play an important role in representing the interests of their local community and making well-informed decisions.

“Local Government can be complicated at times, so this session is designed to give anyone thinking of running an opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s really involved being an elected representative.

“We’ll cover the key functions of council, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and councillors, as well as the rules and processes of the election itself.

“I’d encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate to come along and find out more.”

Candidate Information Session

  • Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Location: Council’s Administration Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace.
  • RSVP for this free event